Category Archives: Ypsilanti

The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 8 & 9 Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances: If you know of any Nutcracker Ann Arbor performances […]

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Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

One of my favorite fall activities is picking apples, enjoying cider and donuts, and enjoying a fresh baked apple pie. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards and cider […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did in 2016. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? Don’t wait for the fourth (maybe not even for July), there are plenty of celebrations the week before the Fourth.  Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Local fireworks displays are mostly this week (or have already happened). Ironically there are no firework displays actually on the fourth. However, on the […]

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Exploring Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime

Ready to Explore Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime - #MyTownMyPrius

Disclosure: Toyota USA provided me with a Prius Prime for the week and compensation for activities over the weekend. They are also making a donation on my behalf to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Donation As a thank you for participating in the MyTownMyPrius promotion, Toyota USA is making a donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. They will make a $1 […]

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. Fortunately, there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. The 11 places to get wet below may include an admission charge, but do not […]

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Farmers Market Guide

Ann Arbor Farmers Markets

As we enter the growing season, there are tons of Ann Arbor Farmers Markets popping up. I’ve pulled together a list of various farmers markets in the greater Ann Arbor area. If you know of a market that I missed, add it in the comments below or send me an email and I will make sure to add it to […]

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Smokehouse 52 Saline – Restaurant Review

Smokehouse 52 Saline - Burnt Ends

We were eagerly awaiting the opening of Smokehouse 52 Saline since it was first announced. When we heard it was opening on Monday night, we stopped in to try it out. We arrived for dinner around 7p and were seated immediately Smokehouse 52 Saline Food Appetizer Our favorite BBQ appetizer is Burnt Ends. Most restaurants, including Smokehouse 52 only have […]

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Visit Yankee Air Museum

Yankee Air Museum

This morning we visited the Yankee Air Museum for the first time since Memorial Day 2013.  About the Yankee Air Museum The Yankee Air Museum originally opened at Willow Run Airport in 1981. After a damaging fire in 2004, it reopened in it’s current building in 2010. The Museum is currently fundraising to Save the Bomber Plant. They have acquired […]

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